Montgomery County published the results of a special “return on environment” study that provides an economic analysis of protected open space for the County and its citizens. This report demonstrates that protected open space adds significant value to Montgomery County’s economy, with benefits for businesses, governments, and households. The report bolsters the work of our ten Pennsylvania Bird Towns in the County and the many other conservation driven organizations that work in the County. These results can be generalized as initiatives, like green infrastructure, as the benefits apply everywhere. A copy of the report can be found on the Montgomery County website and at this link: